The ball shot off Cameron Maybin’s bat in the eighth inning on Sunday, and as it steamed toward the deepest part of Angel Stadium on a laser-like line, visions of a game-tying three-run double or go-ahead grand slam filled the home dugout.
Until Guillermo Heredia so rudely intervened.
The Seattle Mariners center fielder raced to the warning track and made a spectacular leaping grab, double-clutching the ball in his glove before running into the wall to save an eventual 5-3 victory over the Angels and leave his counterpart shaking his head.
“Dude made a good play, man, you gotta tip your hat,” said Maybin, who plays center field for the Angels. “It’s unfortunate, but I’ve...